How the Long Wait for Therapy Services Adds to Anxiety

How the Long Wait for Therapy Services Adds to Anxiety

When she was 15, Naomi Lea was suffering up to 10 panic attacks a day and self-harming. Struggling with the pressure of social media and anxious about exams, she felt isolated and scared. After calling ChildLine, she left a letter on her teacher's desk explaining her feelings, a school nurse referred her to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). But it took another six months for her to be seen by a therapist. When she finally got the therapy she needed, things improved, but she wishes things could have been different. "Therapy really did make a difference. I built...

Mental Health Does Not Come With A Manual, It Comes With Friends & Family Support That Never Gives Up!
Join now
Read more

Related Content

The 4 Mistakes People With Anxiety Make & How To Prevent Them From Happening
The 4 Mistakes People With Anxiety Make & How To Prevent Them From Happening

I recently wrote a well-received post about five mistakes that people with depre...

Read more
The Many Causes Of Anxiety & 1 Simple Exercise That Helps
The Many Causes Of Anxiety & 1 Simple Exercise That Helps

A key aspect of anxiety disorders is that resistance fuels an increase in anxiet...

Read more
When Anxiety Leads To Depression & Ultimately Brain Damage
When Anxiety Leads To Depression & Ultimately Brain Damage

The second thing that has become clear from New Neuropsychiatry research is that...

Read more
When My Anxiety Just Won't Let Me Stop
When My Anxiety Just Won't Let Me Stop

If we are together, and you notice me wiggling my leg, it’s my anxiety. If you a...

Read more
Kids' Play Is Healthy, Pediatricians' Group Says
Kids' Play Is Healthy, Pediatricians' Group Says

Play is a child's most important work, preschool teachers like to say, and a new...

Read more